The District is almost done with residential street sweeping — and the accompanying parking restrictions — for the year.
D.C. Department of Public Works crews end their street cleaning tomorrow and don’t intend to do it again until March 1. Drivers can park along neighborhood sweeping routes without having to worry about moving their cars during that period.
DPW workers then will focus their attention on leaf collection, which begins Monday and ends Jan. 9. Crews are expected to remove leaves in each D.C. neighborhood at least twice. More details on the agency’s collection schedule are online.
As part of leaf collection season, DPW employees also will pick up Christmas trees from Dec. 26 to Jan. 8.
A sure sign that spring is right around the corner, residential street sweeping will resume on Friday, March 1.
The DC Department of Public Works (DPW) says posted signs identify the days of the week and hours of the day when parking restrictions will be enforced so the sweepers can clean the streets effectively.
Gradual Enforcement Until March 11
However, parking enforcement of residential sweeping violations won’t be enforced until Monday, March 11, to give motorists a few days to get used to the parking restrictions.
“The residential street sweeping program is among our most successful operations to keep DC streets clean,” said DPW Director William O. Howland, Jr. in a press release:
“We have expanded it over the years to accommodate more and more residents willing to move their cars to allow the sweepers access to the curb lane where debris and pollutants collect. We also want to make sure commuters and visitors are aware that the parking restriction applies to all motorists and a $30 ticket can be issued for violating the restriction.”
DPW street sweepers cover about 4,000 lane miles monthly. For more information about street sweeping, visit the agency website.
Hallelujah. The DC Department of Public Works resumes street sweeping-cleaning on March 23. Remember to move your car on the appropriate day. From DPW:
Please be advised that daytime mechanical street sweeping will resume in scheduled, signed residential neighborhoods on Monday, March 23, 2009. Alternate-side parking restrictions in these areas will go into effect as well. Parking tickets, which carry a $30 fine, will be issued, beginning March 30, to vehicles parked during street sweeping hours in areas posted with “No Parking/Street Cleaning” signs. Beginning March 30, parked cars also may be towed to allow the sweepers access to the curbside. Generally, parking is prohibited for two hours while sweeping is underway.
DC streets and sidewalks get really nasty in the winter and I wish DPW would figure out a way to sweep the streets at least once every three or four weeks during the winter. It doesn’t get that cold here during an average winter; there must be some way to do it. For the taxes we pay…
Friday, November 28, is the last day for residential street sweeping in D.C. until next spring. Also, note that there will be no trash or recycling pick ups on Thanksgiving Day, November 27.